Why Fitness is the Best Way to Prevent Early Death

There’s no question that exercise is good for you.

According to research conducted by Dr. Peter Attia, going from zero hours of fitness per week to three hours per week can lead to a 50% reduction in all-cause mortality.

This is great news for those of us who haven’t been very active in the past. It’s never too late to start getting fit, and by doing so, we can improve our overall health and extend our lifespan.

It’s not just the amount of exercise that’s important – it’s also important to start early in life. According to research found in PubMed, children who are physically active are more likely to be physically active as adults.

What does this mean for us?

The older you get, the harder it is to move the needle in the right direction. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

If you start exercising regularly when you’re young, you’ll be more likely to maintain those habits as you get older. The fitter you are the longer you live.

Once people hit their retirement age they have time and money, however they don’t have the energy to do the things they planned to do.  Take time to think about how you want to spend the last 10 years of your life.  Wouldn’t you want them to be your best, not your worst?

Exercising three hours a week is one way to make that happen. It’s not a lot of time to invest, but it can make a big difference in your health and well-being. Dr. Peter Attia says that every decade you go without exercise the rate of decline is 8-10%. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

 Set your future up for happiness. The last ten years of our lives should be the best ones yet.

Thinking about getting into a routine? Book a free intro with our team and we will see if we can help.

Matt Banwart is the owner of Red Wolf CrossFit in Huntington Beach CA. He has been involved in CrossFit since 2007.

From Dr. Peter Attia’s website:

Dr. Peter Attia earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He is licensed in Texas (S8803), California (A96452), and New York (281406-1).

PubMed Article:

Boreham C, Riddoch C. The physical activity, fitness and health of children. J Sports Sci. 2001 Dec;19(12):915-29. doi: 10.1080/026404101317108426. PMID: 11820686.